Nelsonville in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Austin County Historic School Site
This was the location of:
1880 - 1947
An early Austin County School, this plaque commemorating this historic site was made possible by citizens of Austin County under sponsorship of
Austin County Historical Commission 2004
Erected 2004 by Austin County Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 29° 58.571′ N, 96° 24.046′ W. Marker is in Nelsonville, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is on Nelsonville Church Road 0.1 miles west of Farm to Market Road 159, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellville TX 77418, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Czech Immigrants in Texas (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friedrich Ernst (approx. 6.2 miles away); Industry (approx. 6.2 miles away); John Friedrich Ernst, Jr. (approx. 6.2 miles Industry Post Office (approx. 6.2 miles away); New Ulm Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Charles Fordtran (approx. 7.2 miles away); Frnka Family Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Nelsonville, Texas. The area was first settled in the 1850s; among the first settlers was Edward Daughtry, who moved to the site around 1855. The town was named for D. D. Nelson, who opened a store just after the Civil War. Around the same time Isaac Lewis established a store and saw and grist mill and later added a cotton gin. Many of the early residents were German-speaking immigrants from Bohemia, who began to arrive in large numbers in the late 1860s and early 1870s and bought up much of the surrounding farmland. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.